One of the most respected and connected songwriters in pop’s rainbow spectrum, Charli XCX has delivered another bleeding-edge pop moment in “5 in the Morning”. Written by XCX alongside Nat Dunn (Marshmello & Anne-Marie “Friends) and Cleo Tighe (Jess Glynne), the track’s trap-infused production comes from Invisible Men (ZAYN, Iggy Azalea). At the apex of her field and experimenting from the margins to the mainstream, Charli XCX has been working solidly in the studio over the past months, the fruit of which will be rolled out over the summer with a series of releases. Currently supporting Taylor Swift on her world ‘Reputation’ tour alongside Camilla Cabello, Charli will play London’s Wembley Stadium on June 22nd and 23rd.
Over the course of her remarkable career, Charli XCX has earnt critical acclaim across the globe for not only her forward-thinking musical output, but her refreshing entrepreneurial spirit that has seen her carve her own lane on the global pop circuit. Video director, singer, songwriter, documentary maker, radio host and record label boss; there’s nothing the British 26-year-old can’t turn her hand to. Charlotte Aitchison, aka Charli XCX, is fast becoming one of the hottest creators of her generation and is the award-winning talent behind the multi-platinum and global No.1’s “Fancy” and “I Love It” and the UK Top 10 “Boom Clap”. In 2017, she bookended the year with her ground-breaking, critically-acclaimed mixtapes ‘Number 1 Angel’ and ‘Pop 2’, featured on David Guetta and Afrojack’s global smash “Dirty Sexy Money” and released her standout summer crush anthem “Boys”. On the latter, Charli took full creative control across casting, directing and producing the accompanying official video, which not only saw her flip the traditional male gaze on its head, but featured an all-star male cast including Stormzy, Mark Ronson, Diplo, Joe Jonas, Brendon Urie, will.i.am, Riz Ahmed + more, with Charli XCX hailed as a paragon of progressiveness off the back of its release.
Charli has won multiple awards including 2 x Sesac Songwriter of the Year Awards, 2 x Billboard Awards & 1 x YouTube Music Award, alongside nominations at the Grammy’s, BRIT Awards and MTV EMA’s. Not to mention the studio time she’s commanded with the likes of Blondie, Selena Gomez [Charli co-wrote her U.S. No.1“Same Old Love”], Gwen Stefani, Benny Blanco, David Guetta, Zara Larsson, Khalid and Diplo, as well as recently taking the reigns as co-executive producer on the forthcoming debut album from Finnish rising star, Alma.
Charli will bring her highly-acclaimed ‘Pop 2’ mixtape show to the UK from America on June 19th with a date at London’s Village Underground. The show, which sold out in a matter of minutes, will mark her first performance in London since her ‘Number 1 Angel’ show at London’s Jazz Café last year.